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Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 13:50 Tue 20 Jul 2010

Topic: Sandeman Vertical (as complete as it gets)
When: 2011, May 13th
Where: London, RAF Club, 128 Picadilly
Conditions: Ports are contributet by members and split amongst. If no or little contribution can be done, participation fee would be higher
Aim for every participant: bring two bottles, one bottle older than 1963 and one 66 or younger.
Split from original topic after Tom allowed.
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Participants:
  1. George Sandeman
  2. Axel;
  3. Alex B.;
  4. John;
  5. Julian;
  6. Rob;
  7. Tom;
  8. Dr. Dirk;
  9. Enrico;
  10. Stefan;
  11. WS1;
  12. Cookie;
  13. Viola;
  14. Christopher.
Wines of the night:
1873 Alex
1904 Alex
1911 Tom
1927 Tom
1934 Tom
1935 Axel
1943
1945 Tom
1947
1948
1950 Tom
1955 Axel
1958 Axel
1960 Julian
1963 Jacob
1965
1966 Axel
1967 Alex
1970 Wolfgang
1975 Axel
1977 Chris Gee
1980 Wolfgang
1982
1985
1994 Axel
1997



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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by AHB » 19:00 Tue 20 Jul 2010

Axel

I know you have planned to hold this tasting at the RAF Club, but can I suggest that you take a look at the Don restaurant or bistro as an alternative venue. The reason I am suggesting them is because this restaurant is based in Sandeman's old London bottling plant and the bistro in the old cellars.

Might be a bit of fun to drink Sandeman ports there. Take a look at http://www.thedonrestaurant.com

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by benread » 19:25 Tue 20 Jul 2010

I have eaten at The Don once, about 10 years ago (and on someone elses expense account!) and it is somewhere I have always wanted to go back to! Assuming of course it remains as good, or better, than it was!
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by AHB » 20:06 Tue 20 Jul 2010

benread wrote:I have eaten at The Don once, about 10 years ago (and on someone elses expense account!) and it is somewhere I have always wanted to go back to! Assuming of course it remains as good, or better, than it was!
I had lunch in the bistro today and the food and atmosphere is as good as ever. It's not a cheap venue, a lamb burger with chips and green stuff washed down with a glass of port was £20 but the food was delicious and the nice new government gives me a 50% discount when I eat out in London.
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by WS1 » 20:27 Tue 20 Jul 2010

Hi Alex, Axel, Ben

I think doing this tasting at the Don would be a very good idea. I have not been at the Don for a couple of months but used to be a regular and they know me very well (drank their RAYAS supplies and Weinert Malbec 1977s supplies dry as part of the fine wine night offer with a 50% discount :) .
We should try and struck a deal with them.

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 12:09 Wed 21 Jul 2010

AHB wrote:I know you have planned to hold this tasting at the RAF Club, but can I suggest that you take a look at the Don restaurant or bistro as an alternative venue. The reason I am suggesting them is because this restaurant is based in Sandeman's old London bottling plant and the bistro in the old cellars.
Alex,

since there was not much of a planning yet, thank you for the hint. Excellent idea. I will try to get in contact with them.

You might want to talk to the management next time you are there (Wolfgang as well) for them to have seen the faces behind it.

Let you know, when I get info.

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Chris Doty » 12:19 Wed 21 Jul 2010

Waitlist, please!

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Post by Axel P » 17:30 Wed 21 Jul 2010

Done
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 07:47 Thu 29 Jul 2010

I recorgnised that the tasting was full right from the start, but - except for very few people - I am missing the same espirit when it comes down to the bottles, so I added an aim for this tasting:

Every participant should be encouraged to bring 2 bottles with him to the tasting:

One bottle should be older than 1963
One bottle should be younger than 1966

Please pm which contributions you are about to make.

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 09:39 Thu 29 Jul 2010

From me, any of 1960 1970 1977.

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Post by JacobH » 10:43 Thu 29 Jul 2010

I'm afraid the only bottle of Sandeman VP I own is a 1963. Will have a look for another now.

Didn't we agree that if we did a Sandeman vertical it would be in fancy dress? :wink:
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Post by Axel P » 20:35 Thu 29 Jul 2010

JacobH wrote:Didn't we agree that if we did a Sandeman vertical it would be in fancy dress? :wink:
I am on it.


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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by VJR » 16:36 Mon 02 Aug 2010

Axel,
I'll bring the '58 and the '75.
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by AHB » 22:44 Mon 02 Aug 2010

I'll bring the '67 and something else that I'll decide on later.
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by WS1 » 08:42 Wed 04 Aug 2010

I should also have a 1966 lying round somewhere.

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 18:54 Sun 21 Nov 2010

To all who already signed up for this:

Please pm or publish possible contributions as I am happy to postpone this tasting otherwise.

thanks

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Cookie » 13:00 Mon 22 Nov 2010

Woolfgang, Tom and I dined at The Don a few weeks ago and took the opportunity to visit the private function rooms downstairs.

We found them to be ideal for the function however there was definitely a very bad smell from either drains or the air conditioning....we all agreed that this would seriouly affect the wines so can I suggest a further visit nearer the time and a fall back plan to be put in place just in case.
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 19:36 Mon 22 Nov 2010

Thanks for the info, Cookie.
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by AHB » 13:47 Tue 23 Nov 2010

Perhaps it would be easier to set a target - everyone to contribute 1 bottle from the range 1950-1970 so that we can try to taste a complete range of vintages from those years plus, maybe, one or two other bottles?
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 15:15 Fri 07 Jan 2011

Updated, Cookie in and more wines. Date changed to late April due to Ben's FG tasting.

I am still looking for 45 and 27, the latter is not available on the market :-(

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 22:31 Mon 10 Jan 2011

Updated: May 13th
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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 22:57 Sat 15 Jan 2011

Finally updated with Victor's wines. Sorry, I do not know how I missed them online. Definitely counting on them.

Cookie; Anything planned to re-visit the Don?

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 14:06 Mon 17 Jan 2011

Again updated with some filling the gaps. It is getting more crowded.

Julian, could I please ask you for the placemats along?

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 19:18 Mon 17 Jan 2011

First draft of the placemats.
  • Richard Voit?
  • Will decanter labels be needed?
  • Vintage naming:
    • 1911 = Coronation;
    • 1977 = Jubilee.
    Suggestions welcomed.

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Re: Sandeman Vertical

Post by Axel P » 15:18 Fri 21 Jan 2011

Confimation from Sogrape in Support and Participation.

Thanks JDAW,yes, Coronation and Jubilee, however 35 is royalwise special, too.

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